ICRC launches New Delhi Blog
The ICRC New Delhi Regional Delegation recently launched the New Delhi Blog which aims to create a space for those involved in humanitarian action and thinking to share and exchange their views and experiences. Though the blog will be focused on India, it will also feature stories on humanitarian issues from other countries across South Asia and the globe.
Apart from contributions by the ICRC, the Blog will feature posts from Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement partners, from other humanitarian actors, and from experts in diverse fields on a range of relevant themes and issues.
People from various sections of society want to know more about exactly what we do. What is our work in New Delhi or in Jammu and Kashmir? What are the present activities of the ICRC in Syria or in South Sudan? How do we deal with security issues in Afghanistan? Are we not scared to work in difficult situations? How do we maintain neutrality in places where there is no rule of law?
The New Delhi Blog will seek to answer all these questions and more. The Blog will also bring to you from a range of external contributors, offering a fresh perspective into humanitarian issues of common concern to all.all these questions and more. The Blog will also bring to you opinion and analytical pieces from a range of external contributors, offering a fresh perspective into humanitarian issues of common concern to all.
The ICRC New Delhi Blog is a ‘work in progress’. And that is how we intend it to be — fluid and open to change, so it can be constantly moulded by your opinion and your needs. We invite you to be a part of this virtual conversation, to contribute to debates, to question us when we stumble, to help us identify important issues, to share with us your experiences and expectations, and to pat us on the back for a job well done. For, without your participation, the Blog will be incomplete.
Internship for law students
The International Humanitarian Law (IHL) Unit in the ICRC, Regional Delegation, New Delhi offers a four weeks Internship programme for undergraduate and post graduate law students from India. The internship provides an opportunity to the students to engage in research on IHL issues along with exposure to conferences, workshops and trainings organised by the IHL unit. During the internship the interns work in close coordination with the Legal Advisers of the Unit.
For more details, please contact Dr. Anuradha Saibaba, Legal Adviser- Academic Programmes, at email@example.com
Protection of Detainees
Since 1995, the ICRC Regional Delegation in New Delhi, following the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the Government of India, has been regularly visiting persons detained in relation to the situation in Jammu and Kashmir. From January 2013 till the end of December 2013, the ICRC visited 411 detainees through 30 visits carried out in 17 places of detention all over Jammu and Kashmir and two other states of India.
In 2013, the ICRC also issued travel documents enabling 687 persons to travel to third countries. The figure includes assistance provided to refugees from 11 countries across geographies, from Sudan to Sri Lanka.